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  • UK Industry Reports Sluggish Growth in November Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:47 AM ET
    london-bridge-200.jpg

    British industrial output grew less than expected in November, despite a strong rebound in oil and gas production, adding to evidence that the economy may have contracted in the last three months of 2012.

  • German Economy Declines on Weak European Demand Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Germany's economic performance declined in the fourth quarter of the year as industry reduced its production in line with weak European demand, the country's Economy Ministry said on Friday.

  • Investor Attacks Krugman Inflation 'Propaganda' Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 2:24 AM ET
    Peter Schiff

    Monetary easing by the Federal Reserve may not have led to inflation in the U.S. yet but it continues to divide opinion. Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff hit back at economist Paul Krugman on Thursday after the Nobel Laureate derided him in a New York Times column.

  • Japan Unveils Stimulus—Don’t Get Too Excited Yet Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:29 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's $117 billion economic stimulus package is a positive start to revive a frail economy. But the government needs to follow this up with long term structural changes and the central bank has to chip in with some bold moves - otherwise disappointment is sure to follow, analysts say.

  • Time for China to Remove the Punch Bowl? Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    With price pressures building at a faster-than-expected rate and exports staging a revival, is it time for Chinese policymakers to take away the stimulus punch bowl?

  • How Debt Ceiling Fight Could Delay Tax Refunds Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    Fear of 'Fiscal Cliff' Taxes Puts Chill on Dividend Stocks

    Anyone counting on their tax refund to help pay for a vacation or take care of some leftover holiday bills could be in for a big disappointment this year thanks to the debt ceiling impasse.

  • One Overlooked Fact About the Housing Recovery Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 11:12 AM ET
    How Does the Fed Help My House, My Mortgage?

    As federal regulators and banks argue over new lending standards, one important fact about the housing market goes largely overlooked: More than 20 million American homeowners own their homes outright.

  • Wholesale Inventories Jump 0.6 Percent, Top Estimates Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected as petroleum stocks rebounded, according to a government report on Thursday that also showed sales rose by the most in more than 1-1/2 years.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher to Start Year Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
    Why Jobless Claims May Not Be as Good as Market Thinks

    Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market.

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • US Could Save $2 Trillion on Health Costs: Study Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:28 AM ET
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    The United States could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if the U.S. government used its influence in the public and private sectors, a study released on Thursday said.

  • Major Flu Outbreak Could Slow US Economy Further Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    One of the worst flu seasons in a decade is putting further strains on an already sluggish U.S. economy as companies get slammed with increased health care costs and lower productivity from widespread worker absences.

  • Why Jobless Numbers Mean Low Rates for Years Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    The Fed-watching game is now this: figuring out how long it will take for the unemployment rate to drop to 6.5 percent. It could be at least half a decade.

  • Why This May Be the Week the ECB Cuts Rates Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    A growing number of economists predict the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee will vote to cut interest rates again at Thursday’s meeting.

  • The U.S. could save more than $500 billion in Medicare and Medicaid spending over the next ten years, by more aggressively coordinating medical care for seniors and the poor, according to new research from health insurer UnitedHealth Group.

  • Small Business Confidence Nearly Flat for December Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat, as entrepreneurs still expect business conditions to worsen in the next six months.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • Is Income Inequality as American as Apple Pie? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:55 AM ET
    Inequality and the World Economy: True Progressivism

    Income inequality has been on the rise for three decades in the United States, according to the Congressional Budget Office, with the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" currently at its widest point since 1967.

  • Get Ready: US May Hit Debt Ceiling by Mid-February Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    After the "fiscal cliff" the big buzz word is "debt ceiling" and new research shows the US could hit that ceiling in just over a month.

  • The New Way to Tax Car Owners: Pay Per Mile Driven Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Have you ever heard of the vehicle miles traveled tax? No? Well get ready to hear more about it, because the vehicle miles traveled tax, or VMT, is the latest way states are looking to make up for falling gas tax revenues.

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